Jan 29, 2023  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

English

  
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    ENGL 5150 - Sound Systems of English

    (3 credits)
    Study of the sound systems of English and how they compare to the sounds and sound patterns of other languages.


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    ENGL 5170 - Teaching English as a Second Language

    (3 credits)
    Teaching ESL is designed to introduce graduate students to the theory and practice of teaching English to speakers of other languages.


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    ENGL 5180 - Internship in Teaching English as a Second Language

    (3 credits)
    This course gives students the opportunity to apply principles and techniques of teaching English as a second language from previous coursework to actual ESL classroom settings. This satisfies a portion of the requirement for an “add-on” endorsement in ESL.


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    ENGL 5190 - Second Language Acquisition

    (3 credits)
    This course equips students to think critically about assumptions, research, and ideology in second language acquisition. We consider the learning processes of second language learners and the way SLA theory fits into teaching philosophy and methodology.


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    ENGL 5200 - Restoration and 18th Century

    (3 credits)
    Study of Restoration and 18th-century British literature, with attention to development of drama, poetry, and prose in a cultural and historical context.


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    ENGL 5250 - 18th-Century British Novel

    (3 credits)
    Study of major British novelists of the long 18th-century, usually including Behn, Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Austen and others.


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    ENGL 5300 - Romantic Literature

    (3 credits)
    Study of major writers of British Romanticism, usually including Wordsworth, Scott, and de Quincey among other poets, novelists, and essayists.


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    ENGL 5337 - Appalachia in Scotland

    3-6


     

    This course surveys the relationship among Appalachian, Scottish, and Irish cultures, with an emphasis on Scotland and Ireland.


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    ENGL 5417 - Residency I: Teaching English in Middle and High Schools

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education. Instruction in the methods and materials to be used by English teachers in middle and high schools. Must be taken the fall semester prior to Residency II (student teaching).


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    ENGL 5420 - 20th-Century British Literature

    (3 credits)
    Study of range of British literature during the 20th century, including works from significant poets, novelists, and dramatists.


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    ENGL 5450 - Colonial and Federal American Literature

    (3 credits)
    Readings in important colonial and federal texts, including diaries, sermons, political tracts, and fine literature by poets such as Bradford and Taylor.


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    ENGL 5670 - Seminar in Folklore

    (3 credits)
    In-depth study of folklore theory, methodology, and a selected genre or topic, such as oral narrative, material culture, occupational lore, etc. Includes fieldwork. May be repeated when topic changes.


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    ENGL 5730 - Seminar in British Literature

    (3 credits)
    Seminars in selected British authors, both major and minor, and in related subject matter. May be repeated when topic changes.


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    ENGL 5750 - Seminar in American Literature II

    (3 credits)
    Seminars in selected American authors, both major and minor, and in related subject matter. May be repeated when topic changes.


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    ENGL 5800 - Seminar in Continental Literature

    (3 credits)
    Seminars in European authors other than British, and in related subject matter. May be repeated when topic changes.


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    ENGL 5857 - Technical Writing

    (3 credits)
    Course emphasizes organization and presentation of technical material through effective applied writing, such as use of graphics, indexing, storyboarding, etc.


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    ENGL 5907 - Creative Writing II: Fiction

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 3141 or permission of the instructor. Advanced course in writing of fiction. Considerable attention to craft and form of stories written by acknowledged masters of the genre.


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    ENGL 5910 - Independent Studies

    (1-3 credits)
    Directed study in an area, not provided for in course offerings, for which the student has special interest and adequate preparation. By permission of the Graduate Director. Open only to majors and minors.


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    ENGL 5917 - Creative Writing II: Poetry

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 3141 or permission of the instructor. Advanced course in writing of poetry. Considerable attention to craft and form of poems written by acknowledged masters of the genre.


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    ENGL 5935 - Seminar in Professional Writing

    (3 credits)
    An advanced course on expository writing with emphasis on professional applications, heuristics, and methods of research and communication using electronic technology.


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    ENGL 5940 - Seminar in Creative Writing

    (3 credits)
    Specialized instruction individually adapted to the student’s creative strengths and interest. By permission of the instructor.


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    ENGL 5950 - Methods of Research

    (3 credits)
    Required for graduate majors and minors in English. Special emphasis in research methods in literature, language, and English education.


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    ENGL 5960 - Thesis in English (Required)

    (1-3 credits)
    The student must have made application for candidacy and have completed appointment of an advisory committee. By permission of the Graduate Director.


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    ENGL 5989 - Internship/Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Students must clear arrangement for this course through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration. Businesses, industries and government agencies provide opportunities for planned and supervised work assignments. Students may alternate between periods (usually two semesters) of full-time study and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received carries full academic value, and students receive compensation as full-time employees.


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    ENGL 5990 - Readings and Research

    (1-3 credits)
    Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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Environmental Health

  
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    ENVH 5029 - Supervised Research - Environmental Health

    (1-3 credits)
    This is a required course for graduate assistants or tuition scholars with research assignments. This course is designed to provide graduate assistants with supervision and training opportunities that serve to integrate their graduate assistantship assignment and graduate program or professional goals and activities. It is offered on a P/F basis and is not counted as degree credit. (fall, spring)


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    ENVH 5100 - Environmental Health Practice I

    (3 credits)
    The effects of environment and occupations on health are discussed. Consideration is given to such factors as solid waste, water, wastewater, insects, rodents, and noise. The historical background of human ecology, communicable disease control, and special programs and problems in public health are discussed. Not required for students with a B. S. E. H. or equivalent. (Offered spring)


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    ENVH 5200 - Environmental Chemistry

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: ENVH 4397 or permission of the instructor. A course covering the advanced instrumentation used in environmental chemistry. Includes principles of quality assurance and quality control. (Alternate years)


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    ENVH 5207 - Principles of Radiological Health

    (3 credits)
    This course is concerned with the basic principles and procedures pertaining to the safe control of all common sources of ionizing radiation. The causes, effects, and control of radiation are included. (Offered fall and spring)


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    ENVH 5250 - Environmental Microbiology

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: ENVH 5387  or permission of the instructor. A study of those aspects of biology, microbiology, biochemistry, and physiology of concern to students interested in environmental health. Includes principles of toxicology and ecological management methods used in hazardous waste contamination remediation. (Alternate years)


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    ENVH 5347 - Ergonomics

    (3 credits)
    This course will deal with the study of human factors engineering concerning persons, their work, and the work environment. Includes a discussion of the ergonomics approach to the environment, including sensory factors, motor control, work place design, heat stress, noise, vibrations, illumination, the measurement of work, anthropometric data, and related topics. (Alternate years)


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    ENVH 5357 - Toxicology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 2010/2011 and HSCI 3020 or permission of instructor. A study of the essentials of toxicity determination and measurements, plus a study of biologic factors important in understanding toxicity. A review of toxic substances in air, water, foods, and the workplace, with a consideration of exposure limits, their rationale, and evaluation methods. (Offered fall)


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    ENVH 5387 - Biological Analysis in Environmental Health

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: A course in general microbiology and permission of the instructor. The principles of microbiology with emphasis on growth requirements and the effects of chemical and physical agents as used for control. Instrumentation used in qualitative and quantitative analysis of the biological environment. (Offered fall)


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    ENVH 5397 - Environmental Analysis

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 1110/ 1120 and permission of the instructor. Provides education in physical and chemical analysis of water, wastewater, food, air, toxic materials, and principles of applied toxicology. Experience in the use of chemical instruments, as well as field methods, will be obtained. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory. (Offered spring)


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    ENVH 5500 - Air Pollution Principles

    (3 credits)
    A course designed to introduce the student to the broad field of air pollution. Lecture topics include sources, emissions, atmospheric dispersion, effect on humans, materials, and control equipment. (Alternate years)


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    ENVH 5600 - Water Pollution Principles

    (3 credits)
    A course covering the sources, causes, and effects of water pollution in light of water standards; reviews methods of control of the physical, chemical, and biological factors. (Alternate years)


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    ENVH 5607 - Food Sanitation Principles

    (3 credits)
    A study of food composition, engineering principles, processing and preservation methods, foodborne diseases and food regulatory programs. (Offered fall)


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    ENVH 5610 - Water Pollution Control

    (3 credits)
    This course provides information concerning sources of water pollution and emphasizes biological and physical-chemical wastewater treatment systems. (Alternate years)


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    ENVH 5620 - Hazards in the Workplace

    (3 credits)
    This course focuses on the occupational hazards that have a significant and detectable effect on the health and well-being of employees. Various strategies used to ameliorate these problems will be evaluated.


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    ENVH 5640 - Environmental Risk Assessment

    (4 credits)
    A survey course designed to introduce the student to the emerging science of environmental risk assessment. The course is designed to apply characteristics of hazardous materials, chemistry, and biology to the assessment of risk associated with exposure to hazardous material. (Alternate years)


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    ENVH 5700 - Industrial Hygiene and Safety

    (3 credits)
    A course on the problems of occupational disease hazards and preventive measures of their control. It includes occupational exposure to dusts, gases, vapors, fumes, biological factors, and other problems related to industrial health and safety. Field trips are taken to typical industries. (Alternate years)


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    ENVH 5727 - Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

    (3 credits)
    The objectives of the course include giving the student basic concepts and techniques for appropriate behavior before, during, and after a hazardous materials incident. The course meets requirements to obtain 40-hour HAZWOPER certification. Three lecture hours per week. (Offered summer)


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    ENVH 5760 - Industrial Ventilation

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: ENVH 5700  or permission of the instructor. Course looks at basic design and application of industrial ventilation systems including hood, duct, fan, cleaner and stack components. Course content centers around the use of various monitoring instruments required to perform ventilation surveys, calculation of work design problems, and troubleshooting ventilation systems. (Alternate years)


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    ENVH 5780 - Characteristics of Hazardous Material

    (3 credits)
    This course provides detailed descriptions of what constitutes hazardous materials. Categories of hazardous materials are described based on chemical characteristics, effects, and regulatory requirements. The course also summarizes methods of analysis. (Alternate years)


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    ENVH 5840 - Solid Waste Management

    (3 credits)
    This course is designed to investigate the problems and solutions to the storage, collection, and disposal of solid waste. The content of the course centers around the solid waste planning and management aspects of designing, organizing, and operation of refuse collection, recycling, and disposal systems. (Alternate years)


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    ENVH 5841 - Hazardous Waste Management

    (3 credits)
    The course emphasizes a management approach for hazardous waste with particular regard to regulation under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The problem of hazardous waste is defined, and other topics covered include generation, storage, transport, management of spills, disposal, and more. (Alternate years)


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    ENVH 5850 - Public Health Program Field Experience - Environmental Health

    (1-6 credits)
    In the field experience, students apply the principles of public health in a planned and supervised learning experience. This occurs through work in actual public health field settings. Students will observe and participate in different functions and operations of a public health agency or health service organization. Students with at least 4 years of full-time public health practice experience may be eligible to substitute part of the contact hours with additional learning activities that build on their past public health experience. Please contact the MPH Coordinator for more information.


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    ENVH 5860 - Environmental Health Administration

    (3 credits)
    Administration of environmental health programs and organization. Includes organization structure, forces of management, administrative controls, personnel and financial management, and legal aspects. Lectures, seminars, discussions, and group exercises. (Alternate years)


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    ENVH 5870 - Public Health Law

    (3 credits)
    An introduction to public health law including a study of the legal powers available for implementing programs, methods for their most effective use, and of the recognition and management of legal problems; and an analysis of the legal relationship of public health personnel to the government, the staff, and the public. (Alternate years)


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    ENVH 5871 - Hazardous Material, Laws, & Regulations

    (3 credits)
    This course provides an introduction to the process of development and application of federal environmental regulations, with a detailed review of the laws and associated regulations, which govern the control of hazardous materials. (Alternate years)


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    ENVH 5890 - Environmental Planning

    (3 credits)
    This course emphasizes the planning process as it relates to the health and welfare of the community; i.e., defining the problem, determining the objectives, applying methods to solve the problems, evaluating the methods, and implementing the complete program plan. (Alternate years)


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    ENVH 5907 - Independent Study in Public Health - Environmental Health

    (1-3 credits)
    This course is designed for students desiring an in-depth study of health problems in a special area of interest.


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    ENVH 5957 - Special Topics - Environmental Health

    (1-6 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. This course is developed and offered when there is sufficient demand for additional study of a specific public health topic. Consultation with the instructor is required prior to enrollment.


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    ENVH 5989 - Internship/Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Students must clear arrangements for this course through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration. Businesses, industries, and governments agencies provide opportunities for planned and supervised work assignments. Students may alternate between periods (usually two semesters) of full-time study and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received carries full academic value, and students may receive compensation as full-time employees. (Offered each term)


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    ENVH 5990 - Readings and Research - Environmental Health

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisites: Permission of student’s academic advisor. Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s academic advisor in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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    ENVH 5999 - Internship/Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Students must clear arrangements for this course through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration. Businesses, industries, and governments agencies provide opportunities for planned and supervised work assignments. Students may alternate between periods (usually two semesters) of full-time study and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received carries full academic value, and students may receive compensation as full-time employees. (Offered each term)


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    ENVH 6100 - Environmental Concerns in Public Health

    (3 credits)
    This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the major environmental issues impacting the public’s health in the 21st century. Emphasis is placed on the influence of selected environmental agents of physical, chemical, biological, and ergonomic origin. The role of environmental risk assessment and policy and the prevention of environmentally-induced illnesses are examined in view of their impact on communities.


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    ENVH 6900 - Research Group Rotations

    3
    A series of three to five research group rotations in which students gain an understanding of the research problems currently under investigation and the techniques employed in selected research groups. Students select faculty whose research or research techniques are of particular interest, then participate in four to six week-long rotations involving hands-on research/laboratory experience, participation in research discussions, and other actions. (Offered each term by arrangement)


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    ENVH 6910 - Experimental Design

    (3 credits)
    An introduction to basic experimental design including selecting or assigning subjects to experimental units, selecting or assigning units for specific treatments or conditions of the experiment (experimental manipulation), specifying the order or arrangement of the treatment or treatments, and specifying the sequence of observations or measurements to be taken. Commonly used experimental designs will be presented including design utility and useful statistical approaches. (Offered fall term)


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    ENVH 6920 - Doctoral Seminar

    (1 credit)
    Presentation by students and faculty of literature concerning a specific topic of interest in the environmental health sciences. Students must be prepared to participate in discussion. This course may be taken repeatedly for credit. (Offered each term)


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    ENVH 6957 - Special Topics in Environmental Health Sciences

    1-6
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. This course is developed and offered when there is sufficient demand for additional study of a specific environmental health sciences topic. Consultation with the instructor is required prior to enrollment. This course may be taken repeatedly for credit. (Offered each term)


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    ENVH 6990 - Doctoral Readings and Research

    1-9
    Doctoral students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a proposal MUST enroll in Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-9) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by the student’s advisory committee, in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U). (Offered each term)


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Epidemiology

  
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    BSTA 5380 - SAS Programming with Statistical Application

    (3 credits)
    Focus on basic SAS programming skills with application to data entry, data management, statistical analysis and result output. Major topics include overview of SAS software, reading data into SAS, working with SAS data, BASE SAS PROC for summarizing data, result output with ODS, modifying and combining SAS data, and SAS STAT PROCs.


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    BSTA 6170 - SAS Programming with Research Applications in Public Health

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: BSTA 5350 and EPID 5405. This advanced applications course emphasizes the development of proficiency in data management using common statistical software packages: SAS. Students will learn procedures for graphics preparation, significance testing, subgroup comparisons within target populations, reporting findings, and interpretation of results. Emphasis will be placed on the processing of public health data and preparing analytic products from them. In the process of their work, students will access emerging as well as existing public health databases and other resources of the Public Health Information Network.


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    EPID 5019 - Supervised Teaching

    (1-3 credits)
    This is a required course for graduate assistants or tuition scholars with teaching assignments. This course is designed to provide graduate assistants with supervision and training opportunities that serve to integrate their graduate assistantship assignment and graduate program or professional goals and activities. It is offered on a P/F basis and is not counted as degree credit. (fall, spring)
     


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    EPID 5029 - Supervised Research - Epidemiology

    (1-3 credits)
    This is a required course for graduate assistants or tuition scholars with research assignments. This course is designed to provide graduate assistants with supervision and training opportunities that serve to integrate their graduate assistantship assignment and graduate program or professional goals and activities. It is offered on a P/F basis and is not counted as degree credit. (fall, spring)


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    EPID 5400 - Epidemiology I

    (3 credits)
    This class is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the principles of epidemiology and the application of epidemiology to public health practice. The use and analysis of health statistics are emphasized.


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    EPID 5405 - Epidemiology II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: EPID 5400 . The purpose of this course is to further develop the methodological concepts underlying the science of epidemiology. The material covered is intended to broaden and extend the student’s understanding of the elements of study design, data analysis, and inference in epidemiologic research, including issues related to causation, bias, and confounding. The primary aim of the course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of epidemiology as well as to serve as a foundation for more advanced study of epidemiologic methods. The course consists of lectures and workshop sessions. The workshop sessions are designed to reinforce the concepts and topics covered in the lectures.


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    EPID 5410 - Statistical Software for the Health Professions

    (3 credits)
    In this course, multiple computer software packages will be examined for their utility in health data analysis. Sample health data sets are analyzed using similar procedures from different packages. Strengths and weaknesses of the various packages are contrasted as they are applied to the needs of health data analysis.


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    EPID 5420 - Epidemiology of Chronic Disease

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: BSTA 5310  and  EPID 5400 . Chronic diseases are the major contributor to disability and death in the United States. This course covers the basic concepts of chronic disease from an epidemiologic perspective. Selected topics, including the major causes of death and disability due to chronic disease, will be covered.


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    EPID 5430 - Epidemiology of Infectious Disease

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Prerequisite(s); BSTA 5310  and EPID 5400 . Infectious diseases remain an important public health problem, even in industrialized countries. This course covers many important groups of infectious diseases in the United States, focusing on the mode of transmission, epidemiology, risk factors, and prevention.


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    EPID 5460 - Environmental/Occupational Epidemiology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: EPID 5400  and ENVH 5100 , or permission of the instructor. This course introduces students to epidemiologic investigations of environmental and occupational health problems. Topics include both traditional and innovative subjects and strategies, such as the health effects associated with air and water contaminants, toxic waste sites, lead, and radiation, as well as environmental exposures that have received attention only recently, such as Agent Orange and electromagnetic fields. The course emphasized epidemiologic methods, particularly exposure assessment, modeling, cluster analysis, and sources of bias. Students gain experience in the critical review and design of related epidemiologic studies.


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    EPID 5480 - Genetic Epidemiology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: BSTA 5310  or equivalent. This introductory course integrates the disciplines of epidemiology and genetics. The methods of genetic epidemiology will be used to estimate genetic components and localize the genes and regions influencing human diseases and related phenotypes. Heritability will be assessed using twin and pedigree data. Linkage analysis will be used to find genetic regions using human family data and also animal model. Family- and population-based candidate gene and genome-wide association analyses will be used to find diseases associated genes. Multiple regression methods will be used to explore gene x gene and gene x environment interactions. Gene expression studies and public health genomics will be covered.


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    EPID 5850 - Public Health Program Field Experience - Epidemiology

    (1-6 credits)


    In this course students apply the principles of public health in a planned and supervised learning experience. Through public health work in actual fields settings, students observe and participate in the daily functioning and operations of a public health agency or health service organization.

    Beginning Spring 2013: In the field experience, students apply the principles of public health in a planned and supervised learning experience. This occurs through work in actual public health field settings. Students will observe and participate in different functions and operations of a public health agency or health service organization. Students with at least 4 years of full-time public health practice experience may be eligible to substitute part of the contact hours with additional learning activities that build on their past public health experience. Please contact the MPH Coordinator for more information.


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    EPID 5907 - Independent Study in Public Health - Epidemiology

    (1-3 credits)
    This course is designed for students desiring an in-depth study of health problems in a special area of interest.


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    EPID 5957 - Special Topics - Epidemiology

    (1-6 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. This course is developed and offered when there is sufficient demand for additional study of a specific public health topic. Consultation with the instructor is required prior to enrollment.


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    EPID 5990 - Readings and Research - Epidemiology

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisites: Permission of student’s academic advisor. Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s academic advisor in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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    EPID 6410 - Advanced Multivariate Epidemiologic Data Analysis

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: EPID 5405  and BSTA 5350 . This course emphasizes the theory and practice of multivariate epidemiologic data analysis. There is a focus on understanding the underlying principles and assumptions, practical application, and correct interpretation of the different epidemiologic multivariate models.


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    EPID 6420 - Applied Epidemiologic Analysis

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: EPID 5405 , BSTA 5350 , and EPID 6410 . This advanced course will focus on the application of previous training and understanding of epidemiology and biostatistics to real data and hands-on problems. The objective is to give students experience analyzing epidemiologic data and applying their understanding of key epidemiologic concepts to data analysis tasks they are likely to encounter in their careers.


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    EPID 6435 - Field Epidemiology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: EPID 5405  and BSTA 5350 . This course addresses the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully conduct an epidemiological investigation in a field setting. Topics included are questionnaire design, interview scheduling, data collection and analysis, cluster investigations, and the operational logistics required to successfully conduct epidemiological field investigation.


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